For capital and endowment campaigns, The Yunker Group offers discovery or test marketing pre-campaign planning to determine the most effective strategy and achievable goals prior to a campaign launch. The Yunker Group consultants will guide your development staff and volunteers each step of the way through planning and implementation of a campaign. Our staff provides counsel for campaign management, donor research, and writing and design of campaign materials.
“Having a third-party person provides more of a safe space for transparency. It gave us an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our donors. And it doesn’t put us in the position of being in a conversation and trying to quickly answer or defend. We could just listen.”
“What I would share the most with others is what you see with The Yunker Group is what you receive. Their process and delivery were very consistent with what they described upfront during initial conversations.”
"They were so reliable and provided a much-needed sounding board for when things weren't going absolutely perfect. They were great at helping us work through any challenges that arose and always helped us get back on course."
“I value their knowledge of the community; they know all the connections and can see the whole picture very clearly.”
“My experience with them reinforced for me the value of engaging highly specialized professionals for such a need and, then, listening to the advice they provide. In addition to their experience, knowledge and discipline, the most valuable contribution they shared was their professionalism and persistence in supporting a primarily volunteer organization.”
"If you're going to be effective in this business, you need to know what people are trying to do - and Jim Yunker understands that. He also has a wealth of experience and expertise that he can draw from, and that's essential. Jim also respects confidentiality. When you have a conversation with him, you can trust that information won't go any further, and that's important."
“During the pre-campaign planning phase, The Yunker Group gave us an honest assessment of our project’s potential for success and, in fact, recommended we shelve a few of our projects. This direction was based on experience and knowledge of the community which was very helpful.”